The Gustavus women’s soccer team suffered a narrow 1-0 loss at the hands of Macalester on Wednesday afternoon in St. Peter, Minn. Macalester midfielder Maggie Molter netted the game-winning goal in the 68th minute to give the Scots their fourth MIAC victory of the season. The Gusties fall to 5-9 overall and 1-5 in the MIAC, while the Scots improve to 8-5 overall and 4-3 in the MIAC.
The two teams played back-and-forth soccer in the opening half. Gustavus had chances in the first half; recording seven shots compared to Macalester’s four. Meghan Faricy, Leah Brossoit, and Nicole Ball all tallied two shots within the frame.
The Scots turned the tides in the second half, outshooting the Gusties 7-to-4. Molter got free on a breakaway in the 68th minute, sprinting to the goal just left of the penalty arc, forcing goalkeeper Chelsea Bayer was forced to come out of the goal and challenge the Scot attacker. With a nifty move, Molter was able to move around a sliding Bayer, freeing herself for the tap-in goal. It is Molter’s first goal of the season in only her second match.
Chelsea Bayer played a complete game, making a total of four saves. Rosie Glenn-Finer was credited with the win in nets, making four saves in the match. Nicole Ball led the Gusties with three shots, while Ashley Anderson and Faricy each recorded two. The two squads were even up in shots at 11, yet Macalester held the corner kick advantage 6-to-3.
The Gustavus women’s soccer team will be off this for a weeks time before returning to the pitch on Wednesday Oct. 20 for a match against St. Thomas in St. Paul at 3:30 p.m.